Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Twins/Mets rained out in Fort Myers

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB Updated: March 12, 2010 - 9:38 AM

FORT MYERS, FLA -- I can't remember ever seeing rain like this. More than five inches already in the Fort Myers area.

The Star Tribune compound here sits next to a man-made lake, and that lake is pushing its way up our backyard. There's more rain in the forecast all day, and yet, the Twins are pushing forward in hopes of playing baseball today against the Mets, who are coming via bus from the other side of Florida.

Update: Joe Mauer said his right shoulder is pretty sore from the foul tip he took in last night's game against the Orioles. He's in good spirits, though. Guessing he'd play through this if it were the regular season.

Update: Today's game has been cancelled.


1. Angel Pagan, CF

2. Ruben Tejada, 2B

3. Gary Matthews, Jr., CF

4. Mike Jacobs, DH

5. Rod Barajas, C

6. Fernando Martinez, RF

7. Shawn Bowman, 3B

8. Ike Davis, 1B

9. Alex Cora, SS

Pitching: Oliver Perez


1. Ben Revere, CF

2. Orlando Hudson, 2B

3. Jason Kubel, LF

4. Jim Thome, DH

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. J.J. Hardy, SS

7. Jacque Jones, RF

8. Brock Peterson, 1B

9. Brendan Harris, 3B

Scheduled pitchers: Nick Blackburn, Jesse Crain, Jose Mijares, Clay Condrey, Brian Duensing, Pat Neshek, Anthony Swarzak, Alex Burnett, Deolis Guerra

Hammond Stadium. First pitch: 12:05 p.m. (Central). No TV. Twins Radio Network

(Note: Fox Sports North will televise its first Twins game of the spring on Saturday afternoon, when they play the Phillies.)


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